National Park Service October 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Minor Boundary Revision at Minidoka National Historic Site
Document Number: 2012-26810
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-31
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460l- 9(c)(1)(ii), the boundary of Minidoka National Historic Site is modified to include 88.51 acres of land identified as Tract 01-107, tax parcels numbered RP08S19E2300A and RP08S19E329001A. A conservation easement interest in the land will be donated to the United States. The land is located in Jerome County, Idaho, immediately adjacent to the current western boundary of Minidoka National Historic Site. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 194/114484 dated May 2012. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Columbia Cascades Land Resources Program Center, 168 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington 98104, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
Notice of Continuation of Concession Contract
Document Number: 2012-26466
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the terms of the listed concession contract, the National Park Service hereby gives public notice that it proposed to continue the concession contract listed below for a period not-to- exceed 1 year from the date of contract expiration.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-26326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Notice of Nomination Solicitation
Document Number: 2012-26323
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from nominations submitted by Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and traditional Native American religious leaders. The nominee must be a traditional Indian religious leader. Nominations must include the following information: 1. Nominations by traditional religious leaders: Nominations must be submitted with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must explain that he or she meets the definition of traditional religious leader. 2. Nominations by Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations: Nominations must be submitted on official tribal or organization letterhead with the nominator's original signature and daytime telephone number. The nominator must be the official authorized by the tribe or organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized. 3. A nomination must include the following information: a. The nominee's name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address; and b. The nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board.
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Notice of Nomination Solicitation
Document Number: 2012-26320
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for one member of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. The Secretary of the Interior will appoint the member from nominations submitted by national museum organizations and national scientific organizations. Nominations must include the following information: 1. The nominator must be the official authorized by the organization to submit nominations in response to this solicitation. The nomination must include a statement that the nominator is so authorized on behalf of the identified national museum or scientific organization. 2. A nomination must include the following information: a. The nominee's name, postal address, daytime telephone number, and email address; and b. the nominee's resume or brief biography emphasizing the nominee's NAGPRA experience and ability to work effectively as a member of an advisory board.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; Correction
Document Number: 2012-26319
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Maxwell Museum's Laboratory of Human Osteology has corrected an inventory of human remains published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on September 13, 2011. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals in that inventory. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Document Number: 2012-26316
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Maxwell Museum's Laboratory of Human Osteology has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
Minor Boundary Revision at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Document Number: 2012-25964
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-22
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 460l- 9(c)(1)(ii), the boundary of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is modified to include an additional 13.75 acres of land identified as Tract 11-109. The tract, also known as the Model Airplane Field, is located on the west side of Moccasin Bend Road in Hamilton County, Tennessee, across the Tennessee River from downtown Chattanooga. Three sides of the property are contiguous to the current boundary of the park. The boundary revision is depicted on Map No. 301/ 112,683 dated February 2012. The map is available for inspection at the following locations: National Park Service, Southeast Region Land Resources Program Center, 1924 Building, 100 Alabama Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303, and National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC 20240.
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Document Number: 2012-25730
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice of Meeting for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-25729
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail will hold a meeting. Designated through an amendment to the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241), the trail consists of ``a series of water routes extending approximately 3,000 miles along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in the States of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and in the District of Columbia,'' tracing the 1607-1609 voyages of Captain John Smith to chart the land and waterways of the Chesapeake Bay. This meeting is open to the public. Preregistration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register via email at Christine_Lucero@nps.gov or telephone: (757) 258-8914. For those wishing to make comments, please provide a written summary of your comments prior to the meeting. The Designated Federal Official for the Advisory Council is John Maounis, Superintendent, Captain John Smith National Historic Trail, telephone: (410) 260-2471.
Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Susquehanna to Roseland 500-Kilovolt Transmission Line, Appalachian National Scenic Trail; Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River
Document Number: 2012-25457
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and its implementing regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the Northeast Regional Director, National Park Service (NPS), signed a Record of Decision (ROD) on October 1, 2012, granting construction and right-of-way permits to PPL Electric Utilities Corporation and the Public Service Electric and Gas Company (applicant) for the Susquehanna to Roseland 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to pass through the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River. The ROD is based on the Susquehanna to Roseland 500-kV Transmission Line Right-of-Way and Special Use Permit Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) which was released for a 30-day no action period beginning on September 1, 2012 and ending September 30, 2012. The ROD describes the selected alternative; other alternatives considered; the basis for the decision to grant the permit requested by the applicant; and mitigation measures. The ROD is not the final agency action for those elements of the decision that require the issuance of a permit or additional ROW. Final agency action to implement the decision will occur when a permit and ROWs incorporating these terms are completed and issued to the applicant.
Notice of Meeting, National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-25415
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Notice is hereby given that the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission (the Commission) will meet at the National Building Museum, Room 312, 401 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20001, on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., to consider matters pertaining to commemorative works in the District of Columbia and its environs.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-25185
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Bicycling
Document Number: 2012-25138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service proposes to designate the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail currently under construction within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as a route for bicycle use. The approximately 27-mile-long trail will generally parallel major state highways and offer visitors safe, non-motorized access to the park. National Park Service general regulations require promulgation of a special regulation to designate routes for bicycle use outside developed areas or off park roads.
Termination of Environmental Impact Statement for the General Management Plan, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
Document Number: 2012-25099
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-15
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is terminating the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Mount Rushmore National Memorial General Management Plan (GMP) and will be preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) instead.
Notice of November 3, 2012, Meeting for Flight 93 National Memorial Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-25098
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the November 3, 2012, meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Herring River Restoration Project, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts
Document Number: 2012-24888
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-12
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Herring River Restoration Project in Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts. The DEIS provides a systematic analysis of alternative approaches to restore the Herring River estuary to a more productive and natural condition after a century of diking and draining.
Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia, WA
Document Number: 2012-25046
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-24959
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-24958
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Stehekin River Corridor Implementation Plan, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Chelan County, WA
Document Number: 2012-24924
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Stehekin River Corridor Implementation Plan (SRCIP) and Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Land Protection Plan (LPP). The SRCIP/FEIS identifies and analyzes five alternatives for sustainable management of park facilities (e.g., roads, bridges, trails, maintenance yard) in response to increased flooding and erosion issues in the lower Stehekin River watershed. When approved, the SCRIP will implement several actions called for in the 1995 General Management Plan (GMP), including removal of park maintenance and residential facilities from floodplain areas, construction of recreational facilities and relocation of segments of the primary eastern access road to the adjoining North Cascades National Park, and protection of water quality and scenery along the lower Stehekin River. The updated Lake Chelan National Recreation Area LPP revises acquisition priorities and is intended to accommodate willing sellers of threatened private property.
Final Environmental Impact Statement for Cattle Point Road Relocation, San Juan Island National Historical Park, San Juan County, Washington
Document Number: 2012-24923
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-10
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190, as amended), and the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with San Juan County, Washington and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for alternatives designed to respond to coastal bluff erosion that threatens a segment of the Cattle Point Road located in San Juan Island National Historical Park (Park), Washington. The Final EIS identifies and analyzes three action alternatives for realignment of the road through the park for use by residents and visitors traveling to the east end of the Cattle Point peninsula. The potential environmental consequences of these alternatives (and a no-action alternative which would continue current road management), and appropriate measures to minimize or avoid harm, are identified and analyzed. Background: A 500-foot long segment of the Cattle Point Road, which terminates on the southeastern tip of San Juan Island, is threatened by coastal erosion at the base of the slope traversed by the road. This road passes through the Park and serves residences on a peninsular area of the island known as Cattle Point, as well as providing public access to the Cattle Point Natural Resource Conservation Area, managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). If erosion continues unabated, the roadway eventually may fail, disrupting vehicular access to these areas. The road is currently maintained by San Juan County (County); the project area of potential effect is primarily within the Park. The entire Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. A Notice of Intent to begin the conservation planning and environmental impact analysis for the project was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2004. Public engagement was initiated through a newsletter and news release, followed by two public meetings held February 18, 2004, on San Juan Island. Project team members presented information and gathered feedback and ideas on preliminary alternatives and potential environmental issues. Approximately 30 public comments were received during the scoping period ending March 19, 2004. A Scoping Report was prepared which described the range of potential alternatives identified for more detailed analysis, as well as alternatives dismissed from further consideration (including armoring the base of the slope in lieu of road realignment options). The Scoping Report included comments and agency responses as appendices. On June 17, 2004, the Scoping Report was issued, and a notice posted on the Park Web site announced availability of the document. Throughout 2005-2006 newsletters and press releases summarizing progress on preparation of the EIS were distributed, and the County and other agencies were periodically updated. The Washington State Historic Preservation Officer provided concurrence with a determination of No Adverse Effect on June 23, 2009. The Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on September 7, 2010. Public engagement was initiated through wide distribution of a newsletter. An article regarding pending release of the Draft EIS was published September 1, 2010, in the Journal of the San Juan Islands. A public open house was hosted by the Park in the town of Friday Harbor on October 26, 2010 (approximately three dozen persons attended). During the 60 day public comment period, 40 comment letters were received (23 by mail and 17 were submitted at the open house); of this total, seven were from agencies and organizations, and the remainder were received from individuals. No substantially new information was received. Proposal and Alternatives: Alternative A: No ActionThe existing use, maintenance, and management associated with the road would continue without change. This alternative provides a baseline of current conditions to aid comparison and analysis of the action alternatives. Unless current management changes, erosion eventually could cause the road to fail, disrupting vehicular access to residential properties in the Cattle Point Estates and Cape San Juan neighborhoods and to public lands east of the eroding bluff. Since measurements began in 2002, erosion has moved approximately 14 feet closer to the guard rail and is currently 32 feet from the guard rail at its closest point. The continued life span of the road is difficult to predict, however large storm events could potentially make the road unsafe in a few years. Life expectancy (relative to coastal erosion) of each of the three action alternatives is estimated at approximately 100 years. Alternative C: Long Tunnel on Minor Realignment involves a short realignment (2,830 feet) relatively low on the slope of Mt. Finlayson. Sixteen hundred feet of the realignment would be within a bored tunnel. Maximum slope would be 7% gradient. Alternative D: Mid-Slope Alignment with Short Tunnel involves mid-slope realignment to the north of the existing road, utilizing a short tunnel near the ridge line of Mt. Finlayson. Realignment length would be 4,700 feet, 775 feet of which would be within the tunnel. Maximum slope would be 8% gradient. The ``agency preferred'' alternative is Alternative B: Hybrid Mid- Slope Realignment. This involves mid-slope realignment to the north of the existing road, traversing the south-facing slope of Mt. Finlayson. At its highest point, this alignment curves slightly south of the Mt. Finlayson summit. The approximately 4,950 foot long realignment would be entirely on the surface (no tunnel), with a short slope of 10.5% gradient on the eastern end. This also is deemed to be the ``environmentally preferred'' course of action. Not sooner than 30 days after publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of its notice of filing of the Final EIS in the Federal Register, a Record of Decision will be prepared. Because this is a delegated EIS, the official responsible for the NPS decision is the Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Subsequently the official responsible for implementation of the approved road relocation project is the Superintendent, San Juan Island National Historical Park.
Notice of Meeting for Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2012-24723
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Park Service (NPS) is hereby giving notice that the Advisory Committee on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail will hold a meeting. Designated through an amendment to the National Trails System Act (16 U.S.C. 1241), the trail consists of ``water and overland routes totaling approximately 290 miles, extending from Tangier Island, Virginia, through southern Maryland, the District of Columbia, and northern Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River, Potomac River, and north to the Patapsco River, and Baltimore, Maryland, commemorating the Chesapeake Campaign of the War of 1812 (including the British invasion of Washington, District of Columbia, and its associated feints, and the Battle of Baltimore in summer 1814).'' This meeting is open to the public. Pre-registration is required for both public attendance and comment. Any individual who wishes to attend the meeting and/or participate in the public comment session should register via email at Christine_Lucero@nps.gov or telephone: (757) 258-8914. For those wishing to make comments, please provide a written summary of your comments prior to the meeting. The Designated Federal Official for the Advisory Council is John Maounis, Superintendent, Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, telephone: (410) 260-2471.
Notice of Public Meeting and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-24591
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service is seeking public comments and suggestions on the planning of the 2012 National Christmas Tree Lighting and the subsequent 26-day event. The general plan and theme for the event is the celebration of the holiday season with the display of the traditional American symbols of Christmas.
Notice of Meeting for the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council Within the Alaska Region
Document Number: 2012-24584
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) announces a meeting of the Denali National Park and Preserve Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss mitigation of impacts from aircraft overflights at Denali National Park and Preserve. The Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council is authorized to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Public Availability of Comments: These meetings are open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the Aircraft Overflights Advisory Council. Each meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after each meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire commentincluding your personal identifying informationmay be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Saguaro National Park, Bicycling
Document Number: 2012-24231
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This rule designates the Hope Camp Trail as a route for bicycle use and allows for management of bicycle use within Saguaro National Park. Further, the rule meets the provision of the National Park Service general regulation pertaining to bicycles requiring promulgation of a special regulation to designate bicycle routes outside of developed areas.
Notice of November 14, 2012, Meeting for Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-24126
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
This notice sets forth the date of the Two Hundred Eighty- Sixth Meeting of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission.
Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Stanford University Archaeology Center, Stanford, CA
Document Number: 2012-24090
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The Stanford University Archaeology Center, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural items meet the definition of sacred object and repatriation to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items may contact the Stanford University Archaeology Center.